Who doesn’t love beer? Everyone loves beer, but sometimes drinking the same old brew can get boring. That’s why we put together this guide to help you find everything beer you could want in Carroll County.
Breweries in Carroll County
Big name breweries like Budweiser and Coors may dominate nationally, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re the best. Carroll County is home to a whole host of great local breweries. If you’d like your brews to come with some local flavor, then these local Carroll County breweries are just up your alley.
Pub Dog Brewing Company
Pizza and beer may be the best combination of two things since Batman and Robin. And pizza and beer is just what Pub Dog serves up.
Milkhouse Brewery at Stillpoint Farm
Milkhouse Brewery stands out among other breweries, as most of their ingredients are grown right there at their own Stillpoint Farm.
They offer a variety of brews ranging all the way from dry stouts to Indian pale ales. They also have a tasting room and offer farm tours. Milkhouse Brewery is located at 8253 Dollyhyde Road, Mount Airy, Maryland 21771.
Red Shedman Farm Brewery and Hop Yard
Another Mt. Airy brewery, Red Shedman Farm Brewery is certainly one of Carroll County’s finest producers of ale and beer.
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This isn’t your typical brewery however, as they like to experiment with a variety of different flavors. Beers such as: grinder espresso stout, apricot hopnosis, and coconut porter are sure to give you a unique beer experience. View their entire beer list here.
The brewery is located at 13601 Glissans Mill Rd Mt. Airy, MD 21771, and tours are available upon appointment.
The Westminster House of Brews
Ok. The House of Brews (HOB) is technically not a brewery, but it definitely deserves a spot on this list. The HOB is a local home-brew store in Westminster, and they have everything a novice brew-master could ever want.
From hops to grains to yeast, and everything in between, the HOB has it all. If you’re looking to start brewing some beer of your own, definitely check out the House of Brews, located at 11-13 Liberty St. Suite 6 Westminster MD 21157 US.
Frey’s Brewing Company
Frey’s Brewing Company is a veteran owned and operated farm brewery in Mt. Airy. They are known for their zany brew flavors and names. Brews like: Gung-Ho Joe, Bald Rabbit Nightmare, Bulletproof Moustache, and Shore Leave Sally.
Frey’s does not have a tasting room or offer tours. The brewery is located at 8601 Mapleville Road Mount Airy, MD 21771.
Winners of the 2018 Carroll Biz Challenge, Brewery Fire is a local Carroll County brewery startup.
Another major change we have advocated for from day one! Carroll County can finally start seeing the craft beer boom our neighbors have enjoyed!
As a startup, they have yet to establish themselves and are still several more steps away from their highly anticipated opening of their brewery.
Posted by Brewery Fire on Saturday, February 2, 2019
We can’t wait until Brewery Fire opens its doors. They will make a fine addition to the list of Carroll County breweries.
Johanssons Dining House
Many in Westminster may know Johanssons as one of the most upscale restaurants in town, but they may not know that Johanssons has its own historic brewery!
Johanssons Dining House is located at 4 W Main St, Westminster, MD 21157.
Carroll’s Best Bars and Pubs
While drinking at home is great, nothing can quite compare to the communal setting found at a bar or pub. Sometimes it can be nice to get out of the house and drink a pint at the local watering hole. Here are some of the best bars in Carroll County:
Conah’s Bar and Grille
Conah’s is a local favorite among Westminsterites. Beloved for both their draft beers and their delicious bar food, Conah’s is a good bet.
Conah’s bar and grille is located at 84 E Main St Westminster, Maryland 21157.
If you’re looking for a bit of an upscale spot, then the Market Tavern may be just up your alley. Serving everything from craft beer to wine and cheese to tapas, Market Tavern has it all!
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The Market Tavern is located at 7540 Main St Sykesville, MD 21784.
The next spot on our list is a little Sykesville Inn, the Winfield Inn. Known for their cold beer and quality menu items, the Winfield Inn has long been a favorite spot among locals.
If you didn't make it out for dinner this evening, you surely missed out!
The Winfield Inn is located at 1616 W Old Liberty Rd Sykesville, MD 21784.
Representing Eldersburg on this list is Oscar’s Alehouse. Renowned for both their out of this world food (trust us, you need to try it!) and their carefully selected craft beers, the world is a better place with Oscar’s in it.
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Oscar’s Alehouse is located at 1438 Liberty Rd. Eldersburg, MD 21784.